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Feb 02, 2017

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I copied a text that included Spanish and Hebrew into indesign and at first the text was fine the Spanish was LTR and the Hebrew RTL but then I added a script to make footnotes into two columns something changed and now when I have Hebrew words in brackets the text is weird and I can't pinpoint what changed

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In certain situations where you have certain characters (including numerals, parentheses, etc.) that are used either in a Left-to-Right or Right-to-Left context adjoining Hebrew text, you need to explicitly define such text as Left-to-Right to counteract assumptions (often wrong) made by InDesign.

If you have the Text tool selected, on the task bar at the far right hand corner is a “hamburger menu” that if you pull down, you will see Text Direction options of Left-to-Right and Right-to-Left. Use that to override the problematic text and voila, your problem should be solved.

Please confirm that this fixes the issue for you.

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Hebrew text backwards

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I copied a text that included Spanish and Hebrew into indesign and at first the text was fine the Spanish was LTR and the Hebrew RTL but then I added a script to make footnotes into two columns something changed and now when I have Hebrew words in brackets the text is weird and I can't pinpoint what changed

Before

This is how it was.png

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This is how it is now.png

Great!

In certain situations where you have certain characters (including numerals, parentheses, etc.) that are used either in a Left-to-Right or Right-to-Left context adjoining Hebrew text, you need to explicitly define such text as Left-to-Right to counteract assumptions (often wrong) made by InDesign.

If you have the Text tool selected, on the task bar at the far right hand corner is a “hamburger menu” that if you pull down, you will see Text Direction options of Left-to-Right and Right-to-Left. Use that to override the problematic text and voila, your problem should be solved.

Please confirm that this fixes the issue for you.

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What version and locality of InDesign do you have installed? Unless you have the English/Hebrew version installed, this type of problem is not readily resolved.

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- Dov Isaacs, Principal Scientist, Adobe

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I have the English/Hebrew version

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Great!

In certain situations where you have certain characters (including numerals, parentheses, etc.) that are used either in a Left-to-Right or Right-to-Left context adjoining Hebrew text, you need to explicitly define such text as Left-to-Right to counteract assumptions (often wrong) made by InDesign.

If you have the Text tool selected, on the task bar at the far right hand corner is a “hamburger menu” that if you pull down, you will see Text Direction options of Left-to-Right and Right-to-Left. Use that to override the problematic text and voila, your problem should be solved.

Please confirm that this fixes the issue for you.

          - Dov

- Dov Isaacs, Principal Scientist, Adobe

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Yeah that solves it but I was wondering if you knew why this would change why at the beginning it was fine

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I honestly don't know, but even with copy/paste of text, position and context seem to be taken into consideration if direction isn't explicitly specified.

FWIW, this is the second time in two days that this issue has come up, the previous one being in private correspondance to me from another user.

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- Dov Isaacs, Principal Scientist, Adobe

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i havve he same problem wiht a site <<link deleted by moderator>>

so instead of getting "אברהם"  i get "םהברא"

any ideas?

 

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i also just noticed - that the headers remain the same dieciton - just the text switches the order. can that be a clue?

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We discuss here InDesign program, not some sites. I think you're need to ask this question directly from site creator.

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i see - i didnt ealize adobe had their own converter - i will ry that

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That thread isn't about "converter"

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